Why relaxing is so much work.
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Simple and powerful techniques for coping with anxiety and worry.
Robert L. Leahy Ph.D.
Don’t wait for the motivation to show up. Action leads to motivation.
No one is perfect but everyone can improve.
If you think that your problems are hopeless, you are likely to give up trying, isolate yourself, and become more depressed. Here are some things you can do instead.
Do your rules make you more depressed?
Self-criticism can lead you to do things that make you more depressed.
As unemployment rises and finances become problematic, we can take off some of the stress by following these seven suggestions.
There are many reasons people give for risky behavior, but there are better reasons for staying alive and protecting others.
How to make the best of your time in isolation.
The power of silence.
How to beat the blues during the pandemic.
10 tips for coping with isolation.
How do we balance appropriate medical knowledge and dealing with our constant worries?
Too much fear makes us unnecessarily miserable, but too little fear may put us at unnecessary risk.
The overpowering human emotion.
Jealousy is a normal part of romantic relationships, but sometimes we get hijacked by our feelings. How can CBT help people cope better?
Do you criticize yourself or label yourself as a "failure" or "loser"? Here's how you can defeat this negative voice and build your self-esteem.
We all are vulnerable to overestimating our ability to get things done. Here are 10 techniques to overcome your procrastination.
All of us are biased at times in how we see things. Here are four ways to identify and correct these biases.
How we think about things adds to our stress. Here are some ideas about how to think differently.
Sometimes it's difficult to get beyond your partner's past romance. But in order to focus on what you have today, it may be best to leave the past in the past.
Any time we get together with people with whom we disagree we run the risk of escalating and alienating people. Maybe there is a better way.
Four techniques to put things in perspective.
We often are overwhelmed with bad news 24 hours a day, but things are actually getting better. Why don't we see it?
Are you jealous of your partner's past?
Is your jealous behavior making you less secure?
Which flavor of envy are you experiencing?
How can you build trust where there is jealousy?
"Wouldn’t the world be a better place if everyone did exactly what I wanted them to do?"
The terrorists want us all to be afraid. But should we?
Are you neurotic or simply human?
Robert L. Leahy, Ph.D., is the author of The Jealousy Cure, Anxiety Free, The Worry Cure, and Beat the Blues. He is a clinical professor of psychology at Weill-Cornell Medical School.